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Global Health Seminar Series


MOVIE SCREENING

followed by Q&A w/ Dr. Emmanuel Rusingiza


OPEN HEART


A film by Kief Davidson

DECEMBER 8, 2014 ✦ 12:00 - 1:15pm

Jimmy Fund Auditorium

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

35 Binney Street - Boston, MA

Directions


FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

RSVP REQUIRED:  bit.ly/1xJoord


Open Heart is the story of eight Rwandan children who leave their families behind and embark on a life-or-death journey to receive high-risk open-heart surgery in Africa’s only free-of-charge, state-of-the-art cardiac hospital, the Salam Center run by Emergency, an Italian NGO. Their heart valves, damaged and weakened by rheumatic heart disease, which develops from untreated childhood strep throat, leave them lethargic and weak. Some of the children have only months to live. During their cross-continental journey, Open Heart reveals the intertwined endeavors of Dr. Emmanuel Rusingiza, Rwanda’s lone, overworked public cardiologist, and Dr. Gino Strada, the Salam Center’s head surgeon. As one of Emergency’s founders, he must fight not just for the children’s lives but for the tenuous financial future of the hospital.


More info @ openheartfilm.com



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